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            New Zealand Air Force Uniforms, Clothing , Badges and Personal Equipment 1923-1948
               

            New Zealand Air Force Uniforms, Clothing , Badges and Personal Equipment 1923-1948 (Card cover with Flap / Other)

            By O'Sullivan, Barry

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            The air force is more that pilots, planes and the colour blue! This historical study of the New Zealand air forces through the medium of uniforms and equipment sheds new light on the incredible range of clothing and items used. The first quarter century of developing the air arm ...was a period of technical trial and experimentation.
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            ISBN 9780473571610
            Published NZ 1 May 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Survivor: Life in the SAS

            Survivor: Life in the SAS (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wales, Mark

            • RRP: $39.99
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            'A powerful, honest story of courage, redemption and finding purpose' - Bear Grylls How do you rebuild your life when you've hit rock bottom? Mark Wales thought his life would end in a cornfield in Afghanistan. Mark and his SAS troops emerged from that scorched battlefield twelve... hours later, his mentor gunned down, his dream career now a nightmare. Over four deployments of intense warfighting, Mark watched the line between right and wrong become blurred. When he left the SAS he was adrift, crippled by guilt. On a mission to rebuild himself, Mark turned his life around. He fought his way into the gates of a US Ivy League business school and into the boardrooms of top-tier international corporations. He spent years navigating failure in a quest to find new meaning in life. With every setback, Mark counterattacked, discovering the tactics and tools needed to become more resilient, and to find happiness, belonging and purpose. Told with gripping suspense, humour and touching warmth, Survivor is Mark's extraordinary life in and out of the SAS, a story of resilience and a testament to the power of transformation.
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            ISBN 9781760982751
            Published NZ 25 May 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Who Dares Wins: The sequel to BORN FEARLESS, the Sunday Times bestseller

            Who Dares Wins: The sequel to BORN FEARLESS, the Sunday Times bestseller (Hardback)

            By Campion, Phil

            • RRP: $60.00
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            The sequel to Born Fearless, the Sunday Times bestseller from SAS legend Phil Campion

            ISBN 9781529407402
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            105 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Captain Tom Moore
             

            Captain Tom Moore (Paperback)

            By Morgan, Sally; Illustrated by Papworth, Sarah

            • RRP: $19.50
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            Captain Tom Moore: explorer, WWII veteran, the nation's hero.

            ISBN 9780702312328
            Released NZ 2 Sep 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series A Life Story
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            Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency

            Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency (Paperback)

            By Ferris, John

            • RRP: $26.99
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            You know about MI5. You know about MI6. Now uncover the story behind Britain's most secretive intelligence agency in the first-ever authorised history of GCHQ. Coming October 2020.

            ISBN 9781526605481
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            In The Face Of The Enemy: The Complete History Of The Victoria Cross And New Zealand
              

            In The Face Of The Enemy: The Complete History Of The Victoria Cross And New Zealand (Paperback, Revised edition)

            By Harper, Glyn; Richardson, Colin

            • RRP: $27.99
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            The highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry is the Victoria Cross. This book examines the history of the award, presenting the stories of those New Zealanders who have won it. It also covers some of the controversies and political machinations surrounding those who...se nominations have been declined.
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            ISBN 9781869506506
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2007
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Changing of the Guard: the British army since 9/11
              

            The Changing of the Guard: the British army since 9/11 (Paperback)

            By Akam, Simon

            • RRP: $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              14 Oct 21

            A revelatory, explosive new analysis of the military today. Over the first two decades of the twenty-first century the British Army fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, at considerable financial and human cost. Yet neither war achieved its objectives. Award-winning journalist Simon Ak...am questions why, and provides challenging but necessary answers. Composed from assiduous documentary research, field reportage, and hundreds of interviews, this book is a strikingly rich, nuanced portrait of one of our pivotal national institutions in a time of great stress. This is as much a book about Britain, and about the politics of failure, as it is about the military.
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            ISBN 9781914484124
            Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 14 Oct 2021
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            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea
              

            The War That Never Ended: New Zealand Veterans Remember Korea (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Desmond, Pip

            More than 6,000 New Zealanders served in the Korean War during the early 1950s. Many were volunteer members of Kayforce in search of adventure. Others sailed on the six navy frigates that plied Korean waters as part of the United Nations forces. Forty-five Kiwis lost their lives ...in this Cold War conflict that, decades later, remains unresolved. But the camaraderie among those who survived continues. Based on in-depth interviews, The War That Never Ended records the memories of 12 of those veterans - gunners, signallers, seamen, a mechanic, dispatch rider, dentist, engineer and official photographer. The men tell intimate and often surprising stories, from the rigours of manning 25-pounder guns to survival in bitter cold; from the horror of lifting mines to the delight of finding puha in the paddy fields. Honest, poignant and sometimes humorous, these unique accounts provide a fascinating snapshot of Kiwi involvement in what has been dubbed 'the forgotten war' - one in which peace has yet to be declared.
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            ISBN 9780143568483
            Published NZ 27 Feb 2013
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Grey Ghosts
               

            Grey Ghosts (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Challinor, Deborah

            • RRP: $38.00
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            We were known to the enemy as 'grey ghosts'. We could be here, and we could be there... The Grey Ghosts were New Zealand's Vietnam veterans. Their powerful story includes chilling accounts of death, injuries and emotional breakdown, along with the intense comradeship of soldierin...g, and a pervasive sense of humour that is uniquely our own. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah Challinor interviewed 50 men who served in Vietnam, who speak out about 'fragging' (killing superior officers), the New Zealand Government's role in Agent Orange and chemical exposure, and their hostile reception when they returned. The result is compelling, reliving the Vietnam experience in vivid detail. First published in 1998, this updated edition includes new material on the subsequent handling of veteran's claims, and the reconciliation parade on Queen's Birthday weekend in 2008, when the men were finally welcomed home.
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            ISBN 9781869507718
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            War Is Personal: Hell, Luck, and Resilience-A WWII Combat Marine's Accounts of Okinawa and China
              

            War Is Personal: Hell, Luck, and Resilience-A WWII Combat Marine's Accounts of Okinawa and China (Hardback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Wilkes, Roy; Compiled by Wilkes, Elaine

            • RRP: $52.99
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            The Invasion of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles of WWII Pacific. Roy Wilkes, Private, USMC was unfortunate enough to have a front-row seat. True, gripping stories and pictures reveal the mind, heart, and soul of a fighting WWII Marine. Concise...full of reflection & sorr...ow...moments of joy & determination to survive. Raw. Inspiring.
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            ISBN 9781733421614
            Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
            Publisher Golden Ratio Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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